sunday drive

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 12:59
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after such a good day last sunday i think its time to do it again.
looking for ideas and a sunday when everyone is free(you must be paroled by now truckster)to spend another afternoon driving.
any ideas.new job coming so no fraser this time:-((
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Reply By: Ray M (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 13:51

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 13:51
I'm heading to the Pyrenees State Forest in a coupla weeks, maybe a bit far for some. Info and a map can be accessed from the nre site. The map is on two pages pdf file. I stripped the maps, stiched them together and calibrated for Ozi.

Pyrenees State Forest

The Pyrenees Ranges offer visitors a wonderful mix of natural and cultural history, with spectacular views, rugged mountain ranges, abundant wildlife, a rich mix of wildflowers and historic sites. The main attractions of the forest are the Waterfalls Picnic Area, Governor Rock Lookout and the Pyrenees Endurance Walk. Other nearby attractions include the Percydale Historic Area, the Landsborough Flora and Fauna Reserve and the numerous wineries located around the Ranges.

Getting there

The Pyrenees Ranges State Forest is in the Central Victorian Goldfields approximately 200 kms north-west of Melbourne near the town of Avoca. Avoca can be accessed via the Sunrayasia or Pyrenees Highways. Once in Avoca travel west along Vinoca Road following the signs to the wineries then on to the Waterfalls Picnic Area.
Hooroo
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 14:04

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 14:04
Ray,

Closer to the day let me know, I am looking for a day out and the Pyrenees sound like fun, what sort of driving is it? water and mud and rocks and hills?

seeya
So many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Follow Up By: Ray M (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 14:17

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 14:17
Never been there Bonz but I'm chatting to an expert on ICQ right now. He tells me no mud so bad luck you mud fans..rocks and hills, easy and difficult tracks. He's gonna send me some track info.Hooroo
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 15:37

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 15:37
rocks and hills easy and difficult sounds perfectSo many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 20:20

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 20:20
hey Ray, sounds good to me!!

Also couldnt be as muddy as that day we went to Wombat!!! I'd love to find them holes again!!!

More info on the trip too. If ok, I might tag along, keen to go somewhere new.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 20:24

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 20:24
Might see if I can get the metal detector from local Kennards Hire too!
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Follow Up By: Ray M (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 20:43

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 20:43
Should be a blast then Bruce. Not much info yet, just started my research into the area. I'll be overnighting Sat night. Being a forest shouldn't be any problem with the metal detector, plently of firewood available. There are a number of geocaches planted if anyone is into that.Hooroo
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Follow Up By: Luke - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 22:59

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 22:59
Hi Ray - Pyrenees sounds great - we'd love to tag along if that's OK. :-D
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Follow Up By: Ray M (Vic) - Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 12:18

Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 12:18
No problems Luke..all welcome

Hooroo
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 13:45

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 13:45
sounds like a good plan.
post something a little later when the date gets closer and ill be there tonew job coming so no fraser this time:-((
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Follow Up By: Ray M (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 18:40

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 18:40
Will post details in the week leading up. Looks like it will be 2nd/3rd of Aug, haven't received any objections to that date.

Download map here

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/themap/files/

Hooroo
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Reply By: Luke - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 22:55

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 22:55
Hey - sounds great Diamond - love to go back up there agin - hopefully more snow this time...spoke to a friend today who knows that area pretty well - it seems we drove pretty much past some cool huts last weekend on that track. It will be great to explore the area a bit more :-)

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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 13:48

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 13:48
how you going luke.
looks like avoka might be the go in a cpl of weeks.
toonfish talking about talarook this sunday.ill see him today about that one .
and we will have to go back to skene before it gets to hot lol.
let me know what you think.new job coming so no fraser this time:-((
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Follow Up By: Luke - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 15:13

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 15:13
Yeah - very keen to get up to Mt Skene again soon :-)

...what's at Avoca?
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 18:35

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 18:35
ray m in this post is going to pyranese ranges(avoca) in a cpl of weeks.new job coming so no fraser this time:-((
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Follow Up By: Luke - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 22:24

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 22:24
Ahh...cool - didn't realise it was in Avoca...we look like we're going on that :-)
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 23:41

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 23:41
My brother and a mate are keen to go somewhere after i showed them the mt skene pics and vid of mine and Wazza's , I like the Pyrenees idea (hmmm wine ) we had thoughts on Tallarook but maybe we will change depending what every one else is doing ,.
Sunday works for us .

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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 13:50

Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 13:50
gday toonfish
good news i scored a cpl of a/t tyres for you.(free half worn)
and also got a cpl more today(might have paid something ill see)
only problem you might have to bye some 15" sunrasias$40 each.
so might still work out real cheap.new job coming so no fraser this time:-((
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 02:16

Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 02:16
Next Sunday is out for me, have club trip on....

The weekend after that maybe out, but the following one sounds good...

Lots of time to plan the right things to see and do!

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Follow Up By: Ray M (Vic) - Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 11:27

Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 11:27
ok, the weekend 2nd/3rd Aug. How does that suit everyone ?

I'll be travelling up on the Sat and camping overnight. Those that wish to make it a Sunday day trip can join us at a place to be set.

A simple map showing the tracks and a .map oziexplorer calibration file can be downloaded from http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/themap/files/Hooroo
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 14:33

Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 14:33
Sounds good, I'll be in the campin thing too.

Camp Fire, Beers, New Digi Camera, and the new Engel and all is the go!
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Follow Up By: Ray M (Vic) - Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 19:38

Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 19:38
Ditch the Engel and fill the space with warm clothes and a bottle of port :))
Hooroo
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 19:42

Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 19:42
Got my 1 man tent, takes up 1foot x 20cm! Almost fits in glovey ;)~

Engel hasnt had a trip yet, want to try it.
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